Lowell Lotulelei/DT/Utah has informed the Denver Broncos he is retiring from football. Lotulelei, who signed a UDFA contract with Denver, hopes to get into coaching.— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) May 14, 2018
Lotulelei was signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft concluded. He was given a $15,000 dollar signing bonus which was tied for the most the Broncos gave to any of their UDFA’s. He took part in the Broncos rookie minicamp this past week but apparently decided to hang up his cleats for one final time.
According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, Lotuelei paid back his hefty signing bonus to the Broncos already.
Lotulelei returned $15,000 signing bonus that tied Phil Lindsay, Jeff Holland for highest among Broncos' undrafted rookies. Lotulelei probably had clearest path to 53-man roster among undrafteds as there isn't great interior depth behind Pekos. But if heart isn't in it. #9sports https://t.co/71PMoN4ISh— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 15, 2018
As Klis notes, this loss doesn’t leave the Broncos with much depth at the defensive tackle position behind veteran Domata Peko and reserve Kyle Peko. Lotuelei was considered a good bet to crack the 53-man roster but now the Broncos are once again searching for nose tackle depth.
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